Do you ever wonder: Is there more to life than this? Who is Jesus, and why did he have to die? How can a good God allow this much suffering in the world? Does prayer have any impact, or am I just talking to myself? Can God heal my pain and suffering? Why would I need Christianity when I already have a religion? Why do I need religion when I’m already a good person? Is the Bible outdated, or is it still relevant today?
Alpha is where you can ask these questions!
WHAT iS ALPHA?
Alpha is a fun, safe, and friendly space where we invite you and anyone struggling with life’s challenging topics to share your viewpoint, learn about the Christian perspective, and ask lots and lots of questions. We will start the evening with dinner, followed by watching a video and small group discussions. Alpha is for everyone; no question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge of or belief in Christianity.
Everyone is welcome!
WEEKLY DISCUSSION tOPICS
Sept. 27 Is There More To Life Than This?
Oct. 4 Who Is Jesus?
Oct. 11 Why Did Jesus Die?
Oct. 18 How Can I Have Faith?
Oct. 25 Why and How Do I Pray?
Nov. 1 Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
Nov. 8 How Does God Guide Us?
Nov. 15 How Can I Resist Evil?
Nov. 22 Why and How Should I Tell Others?
Nov. 29 Does God Heal Today?
Dec. 3 Alpha Day*
Dec. 6 How Do I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life?
* Alpha Day is a fun day away together (outside of HIF) with games and food.
Can i just check it out ONCE to see if I like it?
Of course, that’s fine. Come to the launch day on September 27th, try it once, and then decide whether Alpha is for you.
What if I missed the first week?
It’s not a problem if you missed the first couple of weeks of Alpha. We share the videos online after each session, so you have plenty of opportunities to catch up. Anyone can register up until session 4; after that, we encourage you to sign up for our next Alpha course and come along from session 1.
What Language is used?
The videos and discussions are both in English. However, the video features Vietnamese subtitles, and we offer Vietnamese translation for those who are not very confident or fluent in English.
Can I help?
If you’d like to help with Alpha at HIF, you can register as a volunteer.